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SAFDE 2016 Annual Meeting and Workshops Registration Form Available NOW!

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The 2015 SAFDE Annual Meeting Minutes have been Posted to the Members Only page!


Workshop Info:

SAFDE will be hosting 2 Half-Day Workshops this year:

Workshop 1: Difficult Signature Examinations by A. Frank Hicks (of Rile & Hicks)

This is a 4 hour interactive workshop focusing on the process of examining signatures. Each participant will be provided with comparison charts of signatures. The participants will work in groups on each set of signatures and then gather together for discussion of the process followed in these examinations. All participants are encouraged to contribute to these discussions and share their methods of conducting these comparisons. Sharing our different approaches to signature examinations will allow participants to be exposed to different ideas that they may find valuable to incorporate into their own work.


Workshop 2: Photoshop Actions for Document Examiners by D/Lt. Mark T. Goff

(of the Michigan State Police Lansing Forensic Laboratory)

The main focus of this workshop will be to demonstrate how the automation of common tasks associated wit the production of handwriting comparison charts, image enhancement and document examination demonstrative aides, can save the attendee time. This is accomplished primarily through the use of Adobe Photoshop features, Actions, and Droplets. Upon completion of this workshop, the attendee will have a basic understanding of the features within Adobe Photoshop that can be used to execute repetitive or complex tasks at the press of a button. Graphic step-by-step instructions will be provided for future reference. ***Workshop participants should bring a computer with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge CS3 or higher installed in order to complete the hands-on examples, though this is not a requirement***


The SAFDE 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on April 21-23, 2016 at the Duluth Police Department

 Our Meeting Hotel will be the Marriott Residence Inn Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf

 Click Here to make your Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 25, 2016


If you have any questions about the 2016 Annual Meeting, please contact any of our Volunteers on the Planning Committee:


Site Co-Chairs: Betty Reynolds and Carl McClary

Workshop Chair: Marvin H. "Micky" Dawson

Program Chair: Gaile Heath

public safety building


SAFDE's 2015 Annual Meeting was a great success!!!

Thank you to Everyone that made it possible!


SAFDE 2015 Meeting Attendees outside the Duluth Police Department

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